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  • Jewish Geography

    By Ilana Angel

    May 30, 2012 | 7:21 am

    A couple of weeks ago my son got into his first car accident.  It was a hit and run right by our house and it shook me to my core.  Thank God he was not hurt.  I knew it would happen, and know it will happen again, but it truly scared us both.  He went from wanting to drive all the...

  • Marriage, family pressure and Jewish geography

    By Pini Herman

    March 14, 2012 | 6:04 pm

    What is the difference between a pit bull and a Jewish Mother? The pit bull eventually lets go.

    It’s an old joke, but one that speaks to the role of familial connections among Jews, which play a large role in how we consider the Jewish geography of weddings and marriage. Where...

  • Exploring what makes up the Jewish tapestry

    November 7, 2008 | 5:06 pm

    We've all played the "Jewish geography" game -- you know, questioning someone we've only just met in order to discover common Jewish connections, friends or even family.

    In doing so, we are mapping out our experiences, delineating a sort of Jewish topography of interlinking...

  • [VIDEO] If Baruch Obama and Dick Cheney are cousins, what about us?

    By The Web Guy

    October 23, 2007 | 10:33 pm

    I’ve said it before, we—Jews—are family.

    We are the children of Avraham Avinu (Abraham Our Father) and some of us are descendants of the first Jewish priest—the first Cohen—Aaron, brother of Moshe Rabbenu (Moses Our Teacher.)

    It’s all there in Jon Entine’s cutting-edge new book,...

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